Aug 12, 2013 4:00am PDT
but it is moving through areas, including detroit. we're going to keep more rain around for parts of the south as we go through the next couple days. that front will squeeze out several inches of rainfall through the next couple of days. that means the flood threat will be great once again. >> important information. let's move on to another story this morning. strong words from the father of nas leaker edward snowden. lon snowden said president obama and others have ruined the potential jury pool for his son. he does say he plans to visit russia and work out a plan to bring his son home. dan lothian is traveling with the president who is on vacation in martha's vineyard. dan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. for the president it's always a working vacation. he can't escape the snowden case, the nsa leaker's father delivering that harsh rebuke. but from the white house so far, no comment. president obama in vacation mode on a ven vin golf course, showing a bit of frustration after missing a putt, while nsa leaker edward snowden as father appeared on a sunday among talk show, taki
Aug 8, 2013 3:00am PDT
with it then. time for the rock block, first up michaela. >> let's look in the papers, from "the detroit press" a 49-year-old swimmer jim dreyer, 22 miles in 51 hours dragging a ton of bricks the whole way. he did it to raise money for habitat for humanity. >>> smartphones don't make your baby smart. the campaign for a ecommercial free childhood. >>> and parents stalking their kids at summer camp using the interweb. most have daily photos posted on their websites and said parents are looking at those closely. you wouldn't do that, alison? >> i do look closely at the pictures. new signs that greece is still struggling. we learned about an hour ago unemployment in greece hit a record high 27.6%, despite that stock futures in the u.s. are up slightly. >>> are you going to jail? upgrade to a nicer one for $155 a day. fremont, california, is allowing nonviolent offenders to do that. you can get a standard cell but the jail is smaller and quieter. it will help boost california's revenue. >>> more changes at yahoo! the company is changing its logo, leading up to the big reveal september 5th, yahoo! w
Aug 9, 2013 3:00am PDT
and marine life. >>> and in "the detroit free press" kidd rock shaking up the music industry with low prices on his concert tour. parents are apparently flocking to the show. tickets 20 bucks, beer $4. time for your business news with alison kosik. >> last friday record highs on wall street and now expecting a loss for the week but the market's been up the past six weeks, the longest winning streak in a year. president obama set to sign a law today that will lower student loan rates for several million borrowers. rates will be cut in half to 3.86%. rates are going to fluctuate over the coming years. >>> prisoners calling home could get a 15-minute out of state call costs $17 and the sec is going to vote today on a rate cap. studies show talking with family helps prisoners from becoming repeat offenders. indra petersons, how is that weather looking? >> wish it was better. flooding across a huge chunk of the country thanks to a stationary front. in the northeast it's not stationary so it's going to move quickly. by saturday/sunday you have beautiful weather and heavy rain causing urban floodin
Aug 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
containment of the fire will take another three weeks. >>> tens of thousands of dogs in detroit roaming the streets. hard times in the bankrupt city, people are abandoning their pets leaving them behind to fend for themselves. authorities say seven of every ten stray dogs taken in will be out if sleep. >>> who will be the next judge on "american idol" after the collapse of the deal to add producer dr. luke. there is word another singer might be joining crooner and dreamy fella harry connick, jr., he would be joining jennifer lopez and keith urban. "american idol" season 13 beginning in january. >>> want to give you a warning here, be careful if you're thinking of texting in new jersey. two judges on a state appeals court panel say you could be held libel if you send a text to someone who is behind the wheel but only if you know the person happens to be driving and is likely to read the mess annuals. in that situation the person sending the text could be held liable for the accident and sued for damages. it really gives you pause. when in doubt just don't do it. don't text while driving.
Aug 20, 2013 3:00am PDT
. >>> a detroit paramedic lucky to be alive after suffering a heart attack while giving cpr to a patient who was also having a heart attack. imagine that for a second. cnn affiliate wxyz reports joeive's partner drove both to the medical center where they both had stents put in to clear blocked arteries. turns out the paramedic had a severe blockage. if he wasn't already in the ambulance, he probably would not have made it. he's a paramedic doing cpr on somebody who has had a heart attack and has i had heart attack himself, it's mind-boggling. >> mind-boggling, coincidence or something else? >> the conspiracy is back. >> and our final takeaway should be thank goodness they're okay. >> oh, my, 1 in a million chance he'd survive. >> good karma, saving others, when his time comes he gets saved. >> right where he needed to be. >>> let's move to our political gut check all the stories you need to know coming out of washington. new information a u.s. official telling cnn the obama administration is reprogramming some funds it sends to egypt while the situation in the region is reviewed and the cha
Aug 27, 2013 3:00am PDT
palmer from detroit. what did he do? decided to build a replica of kitt from "knight rider ". took about three years. started with a 1991 trans am. listen to what he said. >> i have completely transformed it into kitt by changing the fenderse fenders, the hood, the hood, and the dash. >> of course, the season four nose and the season one dash. chris palmer, you win our award today. it is the "gosh i hope you're already married" award. why? i'm not completely sure about this, but i'm thinking it might not be the most effective pick-up line. i'm just saying. enjoy your car, pal. >> exactly. wow, john, i didn't even know it was going to take that turn and i'm proud. that's it for us, let's toss it over to cnn "newsroom" with carol costello is up next. heroed complete and balanced meals with 23 vitamins and minerals. purina dog chow. help keep him strong. dog chow strong.